In my ongoing quest to snoop inside the homes of architects and designers homes, I discovered this gem by Brazilian architect Osvaldo Tenorio. His home is modest in footprint and oscillates smoothly between the ash tones of concrete, granite, celadon green and composite warm blocks of orange and rouge-de-fer.
Tenorio has rationalised the 1960’s site – opening walls and connecting spaces through the use of colour and linear elements. The open plan TV/living space which adjoins the master bedroom is closed off through the implementation of a series of pivot doors in mid grey giving Tenorio privacy when needed.
Tenorio has a deft hand at combining natural, unrefined timbers and stone with reflective noble metals, particularly brass. Tenorio created the sculptural pendant over the dining table which speaks to the Larsen dining chairs below. Similarly the circular timber and brass sculpture by Tenorio which hangs in the entrance references the curvilinear lines of the Easy Chair by Oscar and Anna Maria Niemeyer and the movement portrayed in the plaster torso.
Tenorio’s home is a masterful assemblage of curated pieces. His home feels decidedly modernist with layers of decoration and texture making it feel warm and contemporary.
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